Dr. R. C. Anu Chandran

Associate Professor

Department of Tourism Studies

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With 2 years administrative experience as Tourism Officer of Andhra Pradesh and 17 years of academic and research experience, I joined the Department of Tourism Studies, Pondicherry University on 20.09.2006 as Faculty Member. My specialisations configure Destination Branding, Travel Journalism, and Cultural Tourism. I am a registered consultant of ADB. I have also been a consultant of Sand Pebbles Tourism in Odisha. I have penned 7 books which includes a volume of poetry titled Looking Beyond. I have published 15 papers in International journals and 25 research papers in National Journals. I am Editor of the UGC recognised Tri lingual publication Bharatha Pathrika. I have received commendation certificates from Pondicherry University as well as Tourism Departments. I have received Merit Certificate for Best Teacher Award continuously six times till 2019. Yoga is a passion and literary jottings is a hobby.


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Notable Publications

Scanning the Dynamics of the Socio-Economic Undercurrents of Tourism Entrepreneurship in Puducherry: a Mixed Reportage in the International Journal for Qualitative Research in Services published by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. USA, Vol.1, No.3, pp.201-218, March-April, 2014, ISSN: 2051-0519.

Pedagogy Design in Responsible Tourism vis-à-vis Challenges of Sustainable Development A Qualitative Study on Reports and Cases of Research and Advocacy Organisations in the Journal for Tourism Management Research, Pak Publishing Group, 2015, 2 (1): PP.1-8, ISSN: 2313-4178.

The Role of Doomsday Tourism in Setting New Paradigms Towards Addressing Climate Change Issues A Qualitative Study on the Indian Perspective, Cultur Revista de Cultura and Turismo, ano 06 No-03 Ago/2012, ISSN:1982.5838.

SN No- 0974-5432. Indigenous Tourism in Kumbalanghy- A Study on Initiatives and Implications, Vol-9, No-1, 2008, South Asian Journal of Socio-Political Studies (SAJOSPS), ISSN No- 0972-4613.

Assessing the trends and practices of online marketing communication in travel insurance Business: A study based in Chennai, IAHRW International Journal of Social Sciences, Review, August, 2018, 6(6), pp. 1146-1149, ISSN-2347-3797, UGC Journal No 41948 and NAAS Rating 2.72,.

Awards & Achievements​

Merit Certificate for Best Teacher consecutively for 6 years
Received the Best Paper Award for the work titled Turning the Spotlight on the Dimensions of Accessible Tourism in Puducherry a Qualitative Inquiry in the International Seminar on the theme ‘Tourism and Universal Accessibility Challenges and Opportunities organized by St.Josephs College of Commerce, Bangalore in association with Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry on 7th September, 2016,
Received Commendation Certificate from Odisha Tourism recognised Sand Pebbles Tours for the Consultancy Work.

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